Alternatives to the Yahoo Music APIs

A great list of Yahoo Music API alternatives.

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Yahoo Music API

About music video APIs

Music video APIs are, quite simply, music video databases. Many popular music-related platforms such as YouTube, TikTok and Shazam offer these types of APIs.

What are they?

Music video-related APIs are web service or REST APIs that provide access to various types of useful information about music videos, artists and tracks. Music video databases include listening and watching statistics, information about the people involved in the video, the video’s date of publication, filming locations and different viewing options.

How do they work?

Some APIs related to music videos are community-driven databases, meaning that they act as repositories for information. Developers can search make general database searches or retrieve specific information related to artists, tracks, videos, images and current trends. Users can also find data about, for instance, every video that features a particular band. Depending on the API, developers may be able to listen to tracks and/or submit ratings, among other things.

Who are they for?

They are useful for people involved in the music industry and developers working on sites or apps that would benefit from music video statistics.

Why are music video databases important?

They are important because they provide access to a wealth of data in one easy-to-access and searchable location.

What you can expect from these APIs?

You can expect that the API will retrieve and return music video information, making it easier for you, as the developer, to streamline your website or application.

Are there examples of free music video APIs?

Most music-related APIs provide access to at least some of their services for free. These include Shazam, TheAudioDB, Deezer, Spotify, Mourits Lyrics and LastFM. Apple Music has an API specifically about music videos, as does IMVDb. The free tier of IMVDb API is capped at a certain number of requests, but, if you’re not looking for too much volume, it’s a great option.

Best Yahoo Music API Alternatives

Now that the Yahoo Music API is depreciated, you can use this collection to find an alternative. Here are a few worth mentioning:

Yahoo Music API SDKs

All Yahoo Music APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:

  1. Node.js
  2. PHP
  3. Python
  4. Ruby
  5. Objective-C
  6. Java (Android)
  7. C# (.NET)
  8. cURL

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